Sharp and New Mexico to Develop in Alternative Energy

June 29, 2004 by Jeff Shepard

Sharp Corp. (Japan), a manufacturer of solar photovoltaics (PV), and its US sales and marketing subsidiary Sharp Electronics Corp., have announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding with the state of New Mexico for joint development in the field of "new" energy, including solar power generation systems and fuel cells.

Under the agreement, Sharp will work with leading technology centers in New Mexico, including Sandia National Laboratories, Los Alamos National Laboratory and New Mexico State University to develop advanced calibration and testing for solar power generation systems and new solar technology applications in agriculture. Sharp and New Mexico will also target joint research and development opportunities involving practical uses for polymer electrolyte fuel cells, which offer stable performance even at high temperatures.